Akranes vs KR Reykjavik prediction and betting tips - June 18, 2024
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Akranes vs KR Reykjavik prediction and betting tips - June 18, 2024

Tournament: Icelandic Premier League
Location: Akranesvöllur
Match date: 18.06.2024

In the 10th round of the Icelandic Premier League on June 18, 2024, a match between Akranes and KR Reykjavik will take place. Both teams are mid-table contenders this season and are aiming to finish in the top six to secure a spot in the championship group for the next stage of the competition.

Akranes vs KR Reykjavik: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Akranes has won only one of their last four matches.
  • KR Reykjavik has earned five points in their last seven matches.
  • The most common scoreline is 2-1 in favor of KR Reykjavik (5 matches).
  • Akranes scored 28% of their goals between the 46th and 60th minutes, the highest percentage in the league.
  • KR Reykjavik scored 39% of their goals between the 76th and 90th minutes.
  • Akranes wins the first half in 51% of matches, while KR Reykjavik does so in 41%.

Akranes – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"Skagamenn" returned to Iceland's top division only last season after winning the second league. Their main objective is to consolidate their position in the top flight, despite being 18-time national champions. They exited the cup in the round of 16 last month, losing to Keflavik.

However, in the league, the newcomers have been collecting points quite effectively, with 13 points from eight matches, including four wins and four losses. They won their previous match away against Akureyri with a score of 3-2.

KR Reykjavik – the shape of the team and its analysis:

"The Western Empire" holds the record for the most first and second-place finishes in the local championship. However, in recent years, competitors have pushed them aside. In 2022, the giants finished only sixth.

It doesn't look like things will change drastically this season. The capital club has more losses than wins. They started with two victories but have since picked up only five points in the next seven rounds, mainly thanks to a 2-1 win away at Hafnarfjordur.

Akranes: Team News

There are currently no injured players.

KR Reykjavik: Team News

Paulmason was sent off in the last round. Additionally, Rúrik Gunnarsson sustained an injury in the same match.

Akranes vs KR Reykjavik: Possible Starting Lineups

Akranes (possible lineup): Einarsson - Vall, Stefansson, Sandberg, Hilmar Elís Hilmarsson, Gíslason - Sigurðsson, Smárason, Thorsteinsson - Jónsson, Hinrik Harðarson

KR Reykjavik (possible lineup): Smith - Lárusson, Andresson, Styrmisson, Magnason - Jónasson, Hauksson, Sigurðarson, Bjarnason, Sigurjónsson - Andresson

Head to Head matches: Akranes vs KR Reykjavik

In 2022, KR Reykjavik dominated almost entirely, interrupted only by a couple of draws. However, in March 2023, KR Reykjavik won again in the cup.

Free prediction today for the match: Akranes vs KR Reykjavik

Akranes appears to have more advantages. Therefore, it is advisable to bet on them winning with a "draw no bet" option (odds – 1.89).